Monday, 28 May 2012
Adventures in a VW bus part 3: Bowler hat on the beach
It wouldn't have been a proper summer holiday if we hadn't gone to the beach... except that a black bowler hat and a corduroy blazer aren't the most likely items of clothing to be wearing there!
If you've been reading my other holiday posts you'll know that it wasn't warm in Cornwall the week we went there (unlike the current hot weather in Blighty - typical)! But I love the contrast of idyllic beach with what is, effectively, an autumnal outfit. Like the last post, I think the pictures speak for themselves - I don't need to describe just how devastatingly beautiful the sun, sea and sand were. It was the private beach at the Mother Ivey's Bay campsite near Padstow; had the weather been hot I'm sure it would have been teaming with people.
The photo with the sailboat in it is actually Padstow beach and I've shown Padstow harbour too. If you're wondering how I got the miniature style effect in the photos, it's tilt-shift photography; offically you need a (very expensive) lens to create it, but as always there's a great free website where you can manipulate your photos to create this model photograph effect: tiltshiftmaker.com. It's super-easy to use and makes reasonably standard landscape pictures look incredible. If you want to see a few others we've tilt-shifted, click the following links to see my own pictures of London's Blackfriar's Bridge, Postcard Row in San Francisco, Macy's New York and Fifth Avenue New York. (Tip: ones taken in bright sunlight, from a high viewpoint and including people and/or cars, boats etc. work best.)
There'll be one more holiday post to come... hope you've been enjoying the pictures so far:) Here's wishing everyone a great start to the week!
Bowler hat: ASOS, Blazer: Dorothy Perkins (old, dyed and buttons changed), T-shirt: Topshop, Jeans: La Redoute, Loafers: ASOS, Sunglasses: Ray Ban Wayfarers, Necklace: Debenhams
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